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Catholic Church Plans to Buy Property in Coral Bay

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Catholic Church Plans to Buy Property in Coral Bay

- Pictured above: Father Anthony Abraham, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Photo by Amy Roberts. The Catholic Church has moved one step closer to obtaining a property on which to build a church in Coral Bay. Father Anthony Abraham, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, said the church has reached an agreement with Sheldon Marsh to purchase nearly two acres of land in Coral Bay located “just past La La Land,” according to the priest

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Long Awaited Campground Improvements in Motion at Cinnamon Bay - St. John Tradewinds News

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Long Awaited Campground Improvements in Motion at Cinnamon Bay - St. John Tradewinds News

- Pictured above: Cinnamon Bay Resort employee Ben Cox pictured next to the new eco tent steel frame structure. Photo courtesy of Judi Shimel. NORTH SHORE — Cinnamon Bay Campground on the north shore is implementing new ideas on living with nature. According to the new owner of the Cinnamon Bay Campground, the outdoor living design now being put in place was the result of some circular thinking with a little

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  • Feared Zika birth defect appears in VI
    Feared Zika birth defect appears in VI

    , virginislandsdailynews.com

    Almost two years since it first appeared in the Virgin Islands, a case of mosquito borne illness has produced a severe birth defect at the end of a pregnancy. On May 12, Health Commissioner Michelle Davis announced the first recorded case of microcephaly. Infants born with microcephaly have smaller heads and may suffer from brain abnormalities. Davis issued a public precautionary after receiving test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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    Tags: Children |  Babies |  Birth |  Newborns |  Newborn Deformities | 
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Politics & Government

  • Special election left uncertified
    Special election left uncertified

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    Elections board members Alecia Wells and Carla Joseph prepare documents related to certification of the April 8 Special Election. A slim majority of district board officials decided not to certify the results. Photo by Judi Shimel. ST. THOMAS – The furious efforts of elections officials to hold a special ballot is now at a standstill. Members of the St. Thomas-St. John Board of Elections voted not to take the final step that would make the vote official

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Business

  • Property Tax Bill Moves Forward
    Property Tax Bill Moves Forward

    , virginislandsdailynews.com

    After several hours of testimony at the April 11 Senate Finance Committee meeting in Cruz Bay, residents chat during a break. All photos by Amy Roberts. St. John residents hoping to see an overhaul of the property tax system in the Virgin Islands filled the seats at the Legislative Conference Room in Cruz Bay on Tuesday afternoon. They came to hear testimony given at a Senate Finance Committee meeting concerning Bill No

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    Tags: Taxes |  Taxation | 
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Health

  • Feds Approve V.I. Medicaid Expansion
    Feds Approve V.I. Medicaid Expansion

    , virginislandsdailynews.com

    Nineteen thousand more Virgin Islanders are now eligible for healthcare and prescription drug coverage under the federal Medicaid program under expanded funding in the federal Affordable Care Act. At a press conference Friday, Gov. Kenneth Mapp gave his administration the credit for getting the federal government to raise the poverty level, the income level eligible for Medicaid from $6,500 to $11,770

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    Tags: Medical Care | 
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Family & Parenting

  • Feared Zika birth defect appears in VI
    Feared Zika birth defect appears in VI

    , virginislandsdailynews.com

    Almost two years since it first appeared in the Virgin Islands, a case of mosquito borne illness has produced a severe birth defect at the end of a pregnancy. On May 12, Health Commissioner Michelle Davis announced the first recorded case of microcephaly. Infants born with microcephaly have smaller heads and may suffer from brain abnormalities. Davis issued a public precautionary after receiving test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Categories: Family & Parenting | 
    Tags: Children |  Babies |  Birth |  Newborns |  Newborn Deformities | 
    Places: U.S. Virgin Islands | 

Society & Culture

  • Air Force Veteran Walter A. Todmann Dies at 80
    Air Force Veteran Walter A. Todmann Dies at 80

    , virginislandsdailynews.com

    Retired U.S. Air Force Veteran Walter A. Todmann of Estate La Grange died on Monday, May 15, at his residence. He was 80 years old. He is survived by his brother, Winston Todmann; sister, Claire I. Marshall, Lorraine Nanton, Delores Clendinen and Myrl P. Hendricks; sister-in-law, Leatrice Todmann; brothers-in-law: Alphonso Marshall, Cletis Clendinen and Dr. Olaf Hendricksand nieces: Tyree Y. Knight, Debra T

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Religion & Spirituality

Entertainment & Arts

  • St. John Singers to Perform on April 7
    St. John Singers to Perform on April 7

    , virginislandsdailynews.com

    The St. John Singers, now in its 35 year, will hold a spring concert on Friday, April 7 at 7:30 pm at the Bethany Moravian Church. The program includes several spirituals, classical works (Mozart, Dvorâk, Caccini), a composition by a Virgin Islander, and a set of folk songs from Ireland, South Africa, and Australia. Guest artists will be the Sound Tapestry Singers, an auditioned ensemble of a dozen voices co-directed by Dr

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Education

  • Central High School to Hold Mandatory Orientations in May
    Central High School to Hold Mandatory Orientations in May

    , virginislandsdailynews.com

    St. Croix Central High School has announced mandatory orientation and a schedule to receive ID cards and insurance for incoming 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students for School Year 2017-18. Orientations will take place at 5:30 p.m. on May 23, 24, 30 or 31 in the gymnasium. 9th Grade: Tuesday, May 23 A mandatory orientation for all incoming 9th graders will be held

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Farming

  • Growing Pains – St. Croix Farmers Markets
    Growing Pains – St. Croix Farmers Markets

    , virginislandsdailynews.com

    After a yearlong drought, Mother Nature has been nourishing the island. As a result, residents are feasting on fresh food from a cornucopia of plump, healthy produce sold from farmers markets and roadside stands across island. “Farmers – we’re professional complainers of the weather. Right now there’s nothing to complain about. You can see it in the fields. I think a lot of farmers are breathing easier after years of drought,” said Nate Olive of Ridge to Reef Farm

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Travel & Recreation

  • Baha’is Celebrate Nine Holidays Each Year
    Baha’is Celebrate Nine Holidays Each Year

    , virginislandsdailynews.com

    The Baha’is of the Virgin Islands brought in the Baha’i New Year with prayers and festivities on March 19. Their New Year parties also brought an end to their 19-day period of fasting and spiritual renewal. The Baha’i calendar is based on a solar calendar of 19 months and 19 days. The four or five days remaining make up the 365 days of the Gregorian calendar

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Law & Crime

Life & Style

  • Baha’is to Celebrate 12-Day Festival of Ridvan, Hold Local and
    Baha’is to Celebrate 12-Day Festival of Ridvan, Hold Local and

    , virginislandsdailynews.com

    The Baha’is of the Virgin Islands celebrate the annual Festival of Ridvan during the 12 days from April 21 to May 2. During this time in 1863, Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Baha’i Faith, resided in a garden of Baghdad that he called “the Garden of Ridvan.” There Baha’u’llah publicly proclaimed his mission as God’s messenger for this age. At the time of his proclamation, he was an exile in Baghdad, banished from his native Persia because of His teachings

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    Tags: Celebrations |  Festivities | 
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Science & Nature

Books & Literature

  • Poet Richard Georges to Launch Book at Bajo El Sol Gallery, March 25
    Poet Richard Georges to Launch Book at Bajo El Sol Gallery, March 25

    , virginislandsdailynews.com

    Bajo El Sol Gallery at Mongoose Junction will host a book launch for the debut poetry collection of British Virgin Islands (BVI) writer, lecturer and editor Richard Georges on Saturday, March 25. Georges’ book, “Make Us All Islands,” was recently listed by the Trinidad Guardian as one of four Caribbean books to look out for in 2017. The event will start at 6 p

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    Tags: Poetry | 
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Real Estate

  • Farmers on Government Land Required to Have Insurance
    Farmers on Government Land Required to Have Insurance

    , virginislandsdailynews.com

    The many farmers leasing farmland from the V.I. government must purchase liability insurance, which is available, Agriculture Commissioner Carlos Robles said in a statement this week. More than 100 farmers lease land in the community gardens behind the Rudolph Schulterbrandt Agriculture Complex, and former VICORP sugar land and other government land is leased through the Department of Property and Procurement for farming

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    Tags: Farmers |  Land | 
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